HOUSING Bertem

HOUSING Bertem

  • Description:
    Construction of a new detached house in Bertem
  • Client:
    Family Mommaerts-Bergen
  • Location:
    Oude Tervuursebaan 76, B-3060 Bertem
  • Project Manager:
    Edwin Remmerie
  • Stability:
    Bart Verhasselt
  • General Contractor:
    Patrick Janssens bvba

The property is located on former farmland along the old cobblestone road between Leuven and Brussels. The exceptional size of the area – 30 meters wide and 165 meters deep – combined with the absence of compelling urban conditions resulted in a design in different strips, each with his own character. On the street side a black volume contains the bedrooms, along with the entrance, garage and cloakroom. The facades of this black volume are in black lacquered glass for the opaque parts and black fumed glass for the transparent parts. The result is a mysterious and introvert volume. On the garden side we choose the exact opposite with an expansive view over the land and the hill. The different façade creates a clear contrast with the volume on the street. The closed parts function as a mirror and also the transparent parts are made in mirroring glass. Due to the minimal detailing the volume seems to float above the terrain. The connection between the two volumes works as a lounge zone and is detailed in champagne coloured anodized aluminum combined with gold coloured glass